Interviews about Biology

Interviews about genetics, ecology and evolution, insects, mammals, marine science, plants and zoology...

29 September 2020

Can people be gently persuaded to eat less meat?

29 September 2020

After hundreds of elephants died suddenly in Botswana, poisoning by toxic algal blooms appears to be the cause...

29 September 2020

Only 14% of UK waterways are considered "healthy"...

14 September 2020

Lots of animals have evolved to deal with toxins, and many of them become toxic in turn...

14 September 2020

Some COVID patients don't have detectable antibodies - but they do produce immune cells called T cells...

14 September 2020

Toads, bugs, snakes, and more all resist similar toxins. And it turns out they use the same genetic trick...

14 September 2020

These orange, black and white insects use special evolutionary tricks to transport the toxins they eat...

04 September 2020

The muscles around our ears move in the direction we are listening

04 September 2020

Tourist boats are bothering whales, despite keeping their distance

01 September 2020

Hearing about the new coronavirus, many were struck with déjà vu - because parts have happened before...

01 September 2020

The first cases were reported in people in the city of Wuhan. Where and how did bats get involved?

01 September 2020

The virus binds perfectly to human proteins. What's the explanation?

01 September 2020

Analysis of the very first SARS-CoV-2 samples shows they already looked evolved to infect us...

01 September 2020

Scientists tested people in rural China and found infections of a separate coronavirus...

01 September 2020

When it comes to the origins of COVID, there are still lots of unknowns. But we can be sure of a sequel...

01 September 2020

We can't rule out the possibility - but the evidence seems to point to a natural origin...

01 September 2020

In the live rodent trade, infections with a coronavirus go up the closer you get to the consumer...

01 September 2020

Based on the first gene sequences of the coronavirus, it may not have come from Wuhan at all...

01 September 2020

Scientists haven't found an animal carrying the coronavirus yet. Where is it? And is it a bat or not?

01 September 2020

The advance party has been and gone - and now an international team will travel to Wuhan to ask questions...

26 August 2020

How and why do animals play?

25 August 2020

What does climate change mean for butterflies in the UK?

25 August 2020

We took a turn around Cambridge University Botanic Garden's climate change and plants trail...

25 August 2020

Researchers estimate there's 10 x more plastic in the Atlantic Ocean than previously thought...